Fighting religious extremism and ethnic rivalries requires addressing corruption.
Measuring how well countries adhere to the rule of law in practice can be a first step in setting benchmarks, stimulating and guiding reforms, and deepening understanding and appreciation for its fundamental features.
The time is ripe for Indonesia, India, and Japan to shed their inhibitions and redouble their efforts to strengthen the foundations of Myanmar’s democracy.
How can aid providers and activists alike think more strategically about women’s political empowerment?
Women’s political empowerment work can and should be part of the core agenda for responding to challenging democratic transitions.
International efforts to advance women’s political empowerment could serve as a lever to promote broader change in countries working toward consolidated democracies.
In recent years, serious skepticism about democracy promotion has gripped Washington. The old U.S. habit of making do with authoritarian allies for the sake of stability or security is making itself felt once again.
Empowering international aid recipients with better information on the different aid organizations, their motivations, and their methods may help solve some of aid’s great challenges.
This guide aims to help recipients of transition assistance better understand how the Western aid system operates so that they may find ways to ensure that their vision is supported, rather than hindered, by assistance providers.
Accountability work has moved relatively quickly from a first generation of assumptions and approaches to an emerging second generation that reflects various advances in conception and execution.